Mobility Grant Guide

Goal: An STSM targets to bring together experimental and theoretical/computational scientists
Open call (deadlines):
    • May 15, 2016
    • June 15, 2016
    • July 15, 2016
    • August 15, 2016
    • September 15, 2016
    • October 15, 2016
    • November 15, 2016
    • December 15, 2016
    • January 15, 2017
    • February 15, 2017
    • March 15, 2017
    Applications are typically evaluated within two weeks after closing of the call. Applicants are advised to aim at Short Term Missions starting within 60 days after the closing date of the call. All STSM's must be completed before April 15th 2017. The number of missions for each call may depend on the number of applications and the budget available.
Duration: Minimum: one week (5 working days); Maximum: 3 months
Financial support: Up to 90 euros for the daily allowance. Up to 400 euros for the travel expenses. The total quantity of a STSM shall not exceed 2500 euros.
Applicants: PhD Students, Post Docs, Staff members in an institution located in a COST Country of our Action
Home & host institutions: Institutions located in a COST Country of our Action
How to apply?: Applications shall be made on-line through the page: (select MP-1207)
The completed file as an email attachment together with all relevant documents for adequate assessment should be sent to the STSM host institution and to the STSM coordinator (
Criteria: The criteria used for assessment of applications are:
  • Full workplan, including proposed contribution to the scientific objectives of the COST Action,
    2 pages maximum
  • CV, 1 page maximum
  • List of publications from last 5 years
  • Short support letter from home Institution
  • Short letter of invitation/agreement of the host institution
When submitting an application, please take into consideration that in the remaining time STSMs are preferably supported which
  • cover research not supported by other programs,
  • are new in the sense that they are not a continuation of former STSMs' work,
  • are submitted by applicants not participating in an STSM (in this action) before,
  • involve a combination of theory, computation, and experimental practice
STSM committee
  • Péter Balázs, Univ. Szeged, Hungary (STSM coordinator)
  • Emmanuelle Gouillart, CNRS, France
  • Diego Dreossi, Elettra Synchrotron, Italy
After the STSM The grantee is required to submit a short scientific report to the host institution (for information) and MC Chair (or to the STSM coordinator) for approval within 30 days after the end date of the STSM containing:
  • Purpose of the STSM;
  • Description of the work carried out during the STSM;
  • Description of the main results obtained;
  • Future collaboration with the host institution (if applicable);
  • Foreseen publications/articles resulting from the STSM (if applicable);
  • Confirmation by the host institution of the successful execution of the STSM;
  • Other comments (if any).
The failure to submit the scientific report within 30 days will effectively cancel the grant; The MC Chair (or the STSM coordinator) is responsible for approving the scientific report and informing the Grant Holder that the STSM has been successfully accomplished; After receipt of the approval by email, the Grant Holder will execute the payment of the grant.